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Internet Archive Web Crawls

The Internet Archive discovers and captures web pages through many different web crawls.

At any given time several distinct crawls are running, some for months, and some every day or longer.

View the web archive through the Wayback Machine.

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Worldwide Web Crawls
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619,824
ITEMS
9.4B
VIEWS
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eye 9.4B
Wide crawls of the Internet conducted by Internet Archive. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites. Since September 10th, 2010, the Internet Archive has been running Worldwide Web Crawls of the global web, capturing web elements, pages, sites and parts of sites. Each Worldwide Web Crawl was initiated from one or more lists of URLs that are known as "Seed Lists". Descriptions of the Seed Lists associated with each crawl may be provided as part of the metadata for...
Survey Crawls
collection
96,861
ITEMS
5.5B
VIEWS
collection
eye 5.5B
Survey crawls are run about twice a year, on average, and attempt to capture the content of the front page of every web host ever seen by the Internet Archive since 1996.
Topic: survey crawls
Live Web Proxy Crawls
collection
79,092
ITEMS
5B
VIEWS
collection
eye 5B
Content crawled via the Wayback Machine Live Proxy mostly by the Save Page Now feature on web.archive.org. Liveweb proxy is a component of Internet Archive’s wayback machine project. The liveweb proxy captures the content of a web page in real time, archives it into a ARC or WARC file and returns the ARC/WARC record back to the wayback machine to process. The recorded ARC/WARC file becomes part of the wayback machine in due course of time.
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eye 1.2B
The seed for Wide00014 was: - Slash pages from every domain on the web: -- a list of domains using Survey crawl seeds -- a list of domains using Wide00012 web graph -- a list of domains using Wide00013 web graph - Top ranked pages (up to a max of 100) from every linked-to domain using the Wide00012 inter-domain navigational link graph -- a ranking of all URLs that have more than one incoming inter-domain link (rank was determined by number of incoming links using Wide00012 inter domain links)...
collection
eye 1.2B
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl started April 2013
collection
25,035
ITEMS
871.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 871.5M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2013.
collection
eye 843.7M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
collection
49,621
ITEMS
753.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 753.9M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2015.
Wide Crawl started June 2014
collection
45,341
ITEMS
748.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 748.1M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from June 2014.
Wayback Indexes
collection
554
ITEMS
736.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 736.2M
Wayback indexes. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 708.7M
Web wide crawl.
collection
eye 626.7M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Survey Crawl Number 6: Sep 11th, 2017 - running now
collection
13,723
ITEMS
590.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 590.9M
The seeds for this crawl came from: 251 million Domains that had at least one link from a different domain in the Wayback Machine, across all time ~ 300 million Domains that we had in the Wayback, across all time 55,945,067 Domains from https://archive.org/details/wide00016 This crawl was run with a Heritrix setting of "maxHops=0" (URLs including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl started August 2013
collection
21,932
ITEMS
565.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 565.6M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from August 2013.
collection
eye 555.3M
Wide17 was seeded with the "Total Domains" list of 256,796,456 URLs provided by  Domains Index   on June 26th, and crawled with max-hops set to "3" and de-duplication set "on".   
GDELT
collection
55,870
ITEMS
548.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 548.6M
A daily crawl of more than 200,000 home pages of news sites, including the pages linked from those home pages. Site list provided by The GDELT Project
Topics: GDELT, News
Wide Crawl Number 13
collection
46,050
ITEMS
539.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 539.6M
Web Wide Crawl Number 13
collection
eye 533.1M
Web wide crawl number 16 The seed list for Wide00016 was made from the join of the top 1 million domains from CISCO and the top 1 million domains from Alexa.
Wide Crawl started January 2012
collection
30,373
ITEMS
503.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 503.3M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2012 using HQ software.
collection
eye 477.1M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wikipedia Outlinks March 2016
collection
27,594
ITEMS
463.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 463.8M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started March, 2016. These files are currently not publicly accessible. Properties of this collection. It has been several years since the last time we did this. For this collection, several things were done: 1. Turned off duplicate detection. This collection will be complete, as there is a good chance we will share the data, and sharing data with pointers to random other collections, is a complex problem. 2. For the first time, did all the different wikis....
Wide Crawl started April 2012
collection
39,279
ITEMS
439.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 439.5M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2012.
collection
eye 408M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Survey Crawl Number 7
collection
6,605
ITEMS
391.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 391.3M
This "Survey" crawl was started on Feb. 24, 2018. This crawl was run with a Heritrix setting of "maxHops=0" (URLs including their embeds) Survey 7 is based on a seed list of 339,249,218 URLs which is all the URLs in the Wayback Machine that we saw a 200 response code from in 2017 based on a query we ran on Feb. 1st, 2018.   The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl started February 2014
collection
9,806
ITEMS
333.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 333.1M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from February 2014.
Wide Crawl started October 2010
collection
15,839
ITEMS
330.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 330.5M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from October 2010
Survey Crawl Number 8
collection
8,454
ITEMS
326.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 326.4M
Wide Crawl Started January 2013
collection
15,157
ITEMS
323.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 323.8M
Wide crawls of the Internet conducted by Internet Archive. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
Wide Crawl started September 2012
collection
22,423
ITEMS
318.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 318.8M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from September 2012.
Wide Crawl started October 2011
collection
12,648
ITEMS
296M
VIEWS
collection
eye 296M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from March 2011 using HQ software.
.com survey started January 2011
collection
2,535
ITEMS
285M
VIEWS
collection
eye 285M
Survey crawl of .com domains started January 2011.
Topic: webcrawl
Wide Crawl started March 2011
collection
8,528
ITEMS
276.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 276.8M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from March 2011. This uses the new HQ software for distributed crawling by Kenji Nagahashi. What’s in the data set: Crawl start date: 09 March, 2011 Crawl end date: 23 December, 2011 Number of captures: 2,713,676,341 Number of unique URLs: 2,273,840,159 Number of hosts: 29,032,069 The seed list for this crawl was a list of Alexa’s top 1 million web sites, retrieved close to the crawl start date. We used Heritrix (3.1.1-SNAPSHOT)...
Around The World Crawl
collection
2,150
ITEMS
269.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 269.3M
Data crawled by Sloan Foundation on behalf of Internet Archive
Wikipedia Outlinks February 2012
collection
2,951
ITEMS
218.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 218.4M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started February, 2012. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 180.8M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
International News Crawls
collection
6,275
ITEMS
137M
VIEWS
collection
eye 137M
Crawls of International News Sites
Shallow Crawls
collection
1,042
ITEMS
108.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 108.4M
Shallow crawls that collect content 1 level deep including embeds. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Wikipedia Outlinks May 2011
collection
1,638
ITEMS
105.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 105.9M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started May, 2011. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
Hackernews crawl number 0
collection
6,154
ITEMS
96M
VIEWS
collection
eye 96M
Hacker News Crawl of their links.
Wayback CDX Shards
collection
1,214
ITEMS
91.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 91.1M
CDX Index shards for the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine works by looking for historic URL's based on a query. This is done by searching an index of all the web objects (pages, images, etc) that have been archived over the years. This collection holds the index used for this purpose, which is broken up into 300 pieces so they fit into items more naturally and distribute the lookup load. Each of these 300 pieces is stored in at least 2 items, and then those are also stored on the backup...
Wikipedia Outlinks July 2011
collection
1,011
ITEMS
73.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 73.4M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started July, 2011. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
End of Term Web Crawls
collection
22,254
ITEMS
66.7M
VIEWS
by IA
collection
eye 66.7M
This collection includes web crawls of the Federal Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government performed at the end of US presidential terms of office.
Topics: web, end of term, US, federal government
Collections News Crawls v3
collection
4,135
ITEMS
58.7M
VIEWS
by ximm@archive.org
collection
eye 58.7M
Miscellaneous high-value news sites 
Topics: World news, US news, news
Geocities Closing Crawl
collection
149
ITEMS
51.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 51.2M
Geocities crawl performed by Internet Archive. This data is currently not publicly accessible. from Wikipedia : Yahoo! GeoCities is a Web hosting service. GeoCities was originally founded by David Bohnett and John Rezner in late 1994 as Beverly Hills Internet (BHI), and by 1999 GeoCities was the third-most visited Web site on the World Wide Web. In its original form, site users selected a "city" in which to place their Web pages. The "cities" were metonymously named after...
COM Survey Crawl 2009-2010
collection
729
ITEMS
48.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 48.9M
COM survey crawl data collected by Internet Archive in 2009-2010. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Youtube Videos
collection
450,492
ITEMS
44.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 44.3M
Captures of pages from YouTube. Currently these are discovered by searching for YouTube links on Twitter.
Topics: YouTube, Twitter, Video
Shallow Crawl Started 2013
collection
544
ITEMS
43.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 43.2M
Shallow crawl started 2013 that collects content 1 level deep, including embeds. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
Shallow Crawl Started 2013
collection
252
ITEMS
42.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 42.8M
Shallow crawl started 2013 that collects content 1 level deep, including embeds. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
survey_net00000
collection
300
ITEMS
35.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 35.4M
Survey crawl of .net domains started December 2010.
Topic: webcrawl
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 33.2M
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comment 1
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nsdlweb
collection
91
ITEMS
32.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 32.9M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Collections news crawls v2
collection
820
ITEMS
27M
VIEWS
by ximm@archive.org
collection
eye 27M
International News Crawl started in September 2010
collection
1,083
ITEMS
26.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 26.6M
Crawl of International News Sites with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from Sep 1, 2010.
Survey Crawl Number 9
collection
387
ITEMS
24.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 24.3M
End of Term 2012 Web Crawls
collection
2,383
ITEMS
23.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 23.6M
This collection contains web crawls performed on the US Federal Executive, Legislative & Judicial branches of government in 2012-2013.
Topics: end of term, US, Federal government, 2012, Obama
ORG Survey Crawls
collection
191
ITEMS
20.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 20.7M
Survey of .org domains. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
End of Term 2016 Web Crawls
collection
19,084
ITEMS
20.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 20.5M
This collection contains web crawls performed as part of the End of Term Web Archive, a collaborative project that aims to preserve the U.S. federal government web presence at each change of administration. Content includes publicly-accessible government websites hosted on .gov, .mil, and relevant non-.gov domains, as well as government social media materials. The web archiving was performed in the Fall and Winter of 2016 and Spring of 2017. For more information, see...
Topics: end of term, federal government, 2016, president, congress, government data
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 14.9M
favorite 5
comment 1
Internet Archive Liveweb Capture from WaybackMachine, captured by wwwb-proxy0.us.archive.org:wbm from Sun Mar 27 22:10:09 PDT 2011 to Mon Mar 28 05:27:05 PDT 2011.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: crawldata
Edu & Gov Crawl, June 2010
collection
704
ITEMS
13.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 13.4M
TEST COLLECTION: Crawl of .edu and .gov sites started in June 2010.
Topic: crawldata
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 13.4M
favorite 0
comment 0
survey_net00001
collection
170
ITEMS
13.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 13.2M
Survey crawl of .net domains started October 2011.
Topics: webwidecrawl, net
Shallow Crawl Started February 2013
collection
86
ITEMS
13.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 13.2M
Shallow crawl started February 2013 that collects content 1 level deep, including embeds. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 12M
favorite 0
comment 0
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 12M
favorite 0
comment 0
Crawl Data
collection
32,956
ITEMS
11.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 11.9M
Crawl Data. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
crawl_UNK
collection
32,949
ITEMS
11.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 11.9M
Crawl data. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
collection
eye 11.3M
End of term 2008 crawl data gathered by Internet Archive on behalf of the California Digital Library. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Wide Crawl started September 2010
collection
332
ITEMS
9.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 9.4M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from September 2010
World Wars Crawl
collection
13
ITEMS
9.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 9.1M
Web data related to World Wars I and II collected by Internet Archive in an experimental crawl sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities and JISC. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
2004 Election
collection
178
ITEMS
8.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 8.9M
2004 Election crawl performed by Internet Archive. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 8.2M
favorite 0
comment 0
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 8M
favorite 0
comment 0
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 8M
favorite 0
comment 0
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 7.9M
favorite 0
comment 0
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 7.9M
favorite 0
comment 0